Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting: Formulary and Shortage Strategies

January 13, 2022

The activity will provide participants with knowledge, approaches, and ideas related to leadership, population health, clinical patient care, regulations, communication, advocacy, technology, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy operations.  The knowledge, approaches, and ideas should be used by participants to compare to their individual practice sites and develop an action plan to improve their practices.  Additionally, the activity will encourage networking to develop relationships that can be used during and after the meeting to share experiences and provide mentorship in completion of action plans.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify disruptive innovation impacting healthcare and pharmacy (pharmacists)
  2. Review opportunities for pharmacists to advance pharmacy technician/intern practice and applicable standards (pharmacists)
  3. Review opportunities to optimize pharmacy operations practices (pharmacists)
  4. Develop strategies to optimize medication management, patient safety, regulatory compliance, and inventory control systems (pharmacy technicians)

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/13/2022 - 12:05pm CST
Event ends: 
01/13/2022 - 12:35pm CST
Live via webinar
United States
  • Molly Billstein Leber will discuss off-label use of drugs
  • There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Planning committee members
John Pastor, PharmD
Vice President of Operations, Acute Care Pharmacy & Respiratory Therapy
M Health Fairview
Lam Nguyen, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Director
Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare
Nancy Yam, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Associate Chief of Pharmacy
UC San Diego
Rebecca Pettit, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCPPS, FCCP
Pediatric Pulmonary Ambulatory Care Specialist and Pediatric PGY2 Program Director
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Sybil Thomas, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director, Pharmacy Member Connections
Molly Billstein Leber, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Associate Director, Drug Use Policy and Formulary Management
Yale New Haven Health
Marina Yazdi, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Formulary and Business Strategy, Senior Director, Northeast Purchasing
Yale New Haven Health
Mei Tsai, PharmD, BCGP
Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Tammy Ginder, PharmD, CHFP
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services
Torrance Memorial Medical Center


Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statement:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-033-L04-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-033-L04-T

Available Credit

  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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